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4 common entry points to a smart city

If a city is going to invest in smart technology, then it makes sense to start out doing it in the smartest way possible. While it can be different for each city, there are several common areas municipalities have used to kickstart their journey toward becoming smarter.

Smart city growth is on the rise, with the smart city industry projected to be a $400 billion market by 2020, spread out over 600 smart cities worldwide, according to McKinsey research.

The four common entry points are as follows:

  • Connect with citizens and create a dialogue
  • Find projects with ROI
  • Eliminate silos in government
  • Provide open data to the public
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    Simone Olckers

    Editor at Talan
    Simone fulfils the main editorial function for all new content on Talan Innovation. She was previously the online editor for a luxury magazine based in Cape Town, South Africa. Her interest in innovation and technology is in it's application to the fashion industry. Simone began curating articles for Talan Innovation in December 2014. She is currently busy with her MBA in Fashion Business at IFA Paris.

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